OK, if you’re like us, odds are you’ve fantasized about at least a few places you want to get high, sights you want to see, foods you want to try... In our expert opinion, here are the top destinations to add to your cannabis- travel bucket list. Book the flight, plan some sober drivers, and embark on adventures in the world and your mind.
1. Portland, Oregon
SHOP: Visit the home of Chalice Farms and stop by one of our many stores! Find our dual headquarters and first dispensary at 13315 NE Airport Way #700, and our new flagship superstore at 5341 SE McLoughlin Boulevard. We can’t wait for you to enjoy our one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
TOUR: Book a weed tour! The Potlandia Experience will take you on a groovy bus to tour local dispensaries, microbreweries, food carts, and shops, as you explore Portland’s cannabis culture. Learn more at potlandiaexperience.com. High 5 Tours is another option which will take you to dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and local landmarks in a mobile smoking lounge. Check it out at high5tours.com.
VISIT: Visit the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for an OMSI After Dark event. Everything is 21+ and you’ll be able to explore the newest exhibits, try artisanal food and drinks, join community discussions, and enjoy music and laser shows. Ignite your imagination with some science fun!
RELAX: Stop by Zama Massage to relax with salt cave halo therapy and CBD signature services. The vaporized salt in your salt room promotes breathing and relaxation. Choose your favorite type of massage from Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki, and more to decrease your stress and increase immunity. Find the spa at 2149 NE Broadway Street and book at zamamassage.com.
SNACK: Try a high quality hemp based good or a CBD mocktail at East Fork Cultivars’ Hemp Bar. It’s bright, airy, and the perfect place to indulge in the goodness of cannabis. Stop by with friends, relax in this photo-worthy space, and shop East Fork’s product line of USDA Certified Organic treats. Visit at 6258 SE Foster Road and learn more at hempbarportland.com
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
SHOP: Amsterdam is the quintessential cannabis destination, and the best place to get your bud is a local coffeeshop. We’ve listed two of our favorites here.
Abraxas is a two-story coffeeshop that believes in the integration of craftsmanship, science, and art. You’ll find yourself surrounded by art, music, and high-quality products as soon as you walk through the doors. As a company they try to collaborate with organizations that provide fair-trade, ethical, and eco-friendly products. Take your time to wander around and admire the local art that adorns the walls while enjoying premium cannabis and a selection of bio-organic drinks. Don't forget to check out their store located right next door, where you can find branded grinders, t-shirts, posters, and more! Check out their website at abraxasshop.com.
Boerejongens means farmer boys, which represents their passion for cannabis education. There are three locations throughout the city, but we recommend the Boerejongens Sloterdijk location specifically. Dripping in gold, marble, and wood, this high-tone spot is the embodiment of a classy cannabis experience. With uniquely shaped glass jars full of premium bud, delicious gourmet edibles, and even hash, this coffeeshop is sure to have a product for you. Boerejongens prides itself on staff knowledge, expertise, and education, so don’t be shy about asking questions! It takes about two years to become a fully trained employee, so you can depend on the staff for recommendations to suit any need. Often compared to a 5-star hotel experience, Boerejongens Sloterdijk is a must visit!
TOUR: Bike around or pedal boat through the canals. No matter which way you’re cycling, pedaling is one of the best ways to see the city and to fit in some exercise. Go at your own pace and take part in a clean, zero waste, activity. For bike rentals try Mike’s Bike Tours to explore on your own or with an expert guide. Visit mikesbiketoursamsterdam.com to book. For pedal boat rentals, check out one of Stromma’s three shops, learn more at stromma.com.
VISIT: Plan your visit to the Hash, Marihuana, & Hemp Museum. Explore a unique collection of over 9,000 artifacts from around the world related to cannabis history and culture. Opened in 1987, it’s the oldest museum in the world dedicated to cannabis, and as of 2009 even includes a “Hemp Gallery.” Over 2.2 million people have stopped by, and the next one is you! Learn more at hashmuseum.com.
RELAX: Take in a show at Pathe Tuschinski. This art deco cinema palace originally opened in 1921 and has been maintained in its original style as one of the city’s most cherished buildings. It has three screening rooms showing a wide range of films, operas, ballets, plays, concerts, and more. Be sure to check the special events when you’re in town at en.pathe.nl.
SNACK: Green House has 5 locations scattered throughout Amsterdam. Known for its passion and focus on cannabis genetics, specifically landrace strains with unique lineages, their reputation precedes them. Green House is a favorite of locals and tourists, including celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, and Wiz Khalifa! Stop in to enjoy the premium cannabis, food, and drinks. With a full menu from breakfast to dinner and a drink selection ranging from coffee to milkshakes, you can easily spend all day here. They even have their own seed company called the Green House Seed Co.
3. Denver, Colorado
SHOP: Euflora’s family of boutique dispensaries was founded on the idea that cannabis can transform lives. Nicknamed “The Apple Store of Cannabis,” their chic, modern look, technology-driven layout, and knowledgeable budtenders offer customers a uniquely comfortable experience. You are able to see, touch, and even smell the products you’re perusing. They are also committed to improving their communities by participating in regular community outreach and education as well as charitable giving. Find the location nearest you at eufloracolorado.com and stop by and say high.
TOUR: Attend a City Sessions’ cannabis and education tour, or take a recreational tour of Denver with a flower focus. Try the 3.5 hour Mile HIGH Sightseeing Tour for the best view of Denver while learning about its cannabis culture. Reserve at citysessionsdenver.com.
VISIT: Plan a trip with friends and safely navigate Colorado with a 420 friendly Elevate Rides party bus. Whether you're staying downtown or headed to Red Rocks for a concert, this bus is the best way to travel! Enjoy the ride with fun lights, bluetooth, and carpool karaoke (ask in advance). To book the bus or learn more, visit elevaterides.com.
RELAX: Visit the International Church of Cannabis. This church practices Elevationism where its members (soon to be you) are Elevationists. There’s no need to convert, and the religion claims no structure or divine law, but you’ll be guided by flower on a personal quest to become your best self. It’s beautiful, and you can enjoy daily guided meditation and laser light shows. All those who use cannabis as part of their spiritual practice are welcome. Learn more at elevationists.org.
SNACK: If you’ve ever thought your BNB could use an upgrade, The Adagio is for you. This bud and breakfast is a beautiful Victorian home nestled in a historic Denver neighborhood. Enjoy ultimate relaxation in this premier spot offering wake n’ bake breakfast, 420 happy hour appetizers, drinks, and more. You can even book a spa appointment. More at budandbfast.com.
4. Anchorage, Alaska
SHOP: If you’re looking for some of the best weed Alaska offers, stop by Cannabaska in midtown or downtown. They’re tourist friendly and you’ll find experts ready to answer your questions and help you select products. Whether you’re seeking an edible or flower, this is a place to find premium strains from the country’s northernmost state. Learn more at cannabaska.com.
TOUR: Look for the Northern Lights! There’s nothing more unique or mesmerizing. Plan your trip from mid-August to mid-April. It might take you a few nights to spot them, but according to alaska.org, if you’re looking in Fairbanks you have a 90% chance over three nights. Look from a lodge, while ice fishing, or dogsledding. There are also a number of overnight and evening tours to browse from Aurora Point, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge, Borealis Basecamp, and others.
VISIT: Experience a true Alaskan tradition by visiting during the Iditarod. This famous sled dog race occurs each March marking the end of winter. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even try dog sledding yourself by booking your own mushing tour! Visit a kennel, meet the competitors at the Musher’s Banquet, follow the race by plane or snowmobile, or ride the first miles, there are so many ways to experience this Alaskan classic. Get to know this event more at iditarod.com.
RELAX: Anchorage is known as “the city of lights and flowers,” and if you’re in town spring or summer there’s no better way to enjoy your high than strolling through some of their gorgeous gardens. You can find these free of charge throughout the city in places like Town Square Park, Log Cabin Visitors Center, and a downtown Mystery Garden that is seeded with a different design every year. And don’t miss The Alaska Botanical Gardens, which offers the perfect, winding stroll through wildflowers, herbs, and exotic alpine plants from around the world. Hours found at alaskaabg.org.
SNACK: Anchorage offers everything from food stands to fine dining, wineries to brew- eries. But if you’re strolling stoned through one of the premiere fishing destinations on earth, we highly recommend splurging on a feast at Bridge Seafood Restaurant. This unique Anchorage outpost is seafood central for those who want to try all Alaska has to offer. From fresh Alaskan oysters to halibut and king carb, you will not go home hungry.
5. Boston, Massachusetts
SHOP: Boston’s first recreational dispensary, Pure Oasis, has remained one of
the best. They're a local, minority-owned business offering a user-friendly experience, knowledgeable staff, and high-quality products. Voted Best Dispensary in Boston in 2020 and 2021 by Boston Magazine, this should be your first stop when you get to town. Visit mypureoasis.com for more information.
TOUR: Boston Cannabis Tours offer sight- seeing tours of the greater Boston area, featuring stops at the city's best dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and restaurants. They offer group and private tours for those age 21 and over, and they’re BYOB, as in bring your own bud and/or booze! Book your tour at cannabistourboston.com.
VISIT: Don’t miss the CORE Social Justice Cannabis Museum. This free museum aims to provide perspectives on the war on drugs and its negative repercussions. Featuring immersive art exhibits on incarceration, illicit cultivation, and the complex history of cannabis prohibition, you’ll leave both visually and intellectually stimulated. While you’re there stop into Seed Dispensary’s curated cannabis market, located in the same building. For hours and information visit corecannabis.org.
RELAX: Treat yourself at Bella Santé Day and Med Spa. They were founded on the idea that everyone could use a little more “me time,” and we couldn’t agree more! This luxury spa offers massages, skincare, nail services, hair removal, and medical grade peels and facials. We recommend the therapeutic CBD massage to reduce joint and muscle pain while encouraging overall relaxation. Book your appointment at bellasante.com.
SNACK: If you’re lucky enough to be staying in a place with a kitchen, plan a night in and order a meal kit from Dinner at Mary’s. This unique company delivers upscale, three- course meal kits filled with fresh, locally sourced ingredients with an optional free 20mg THC infused olive oil in each box! Owner Sam Kanter started DAM to bring cannabis to people in a fun, safe, educa- tional environment with the goal of removing the negative stigma surrounding cannabis. With new menu options weekly, this also makes a great gift idea for friends or family in the area. Order at dinner-at-marys.com.